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Hawaiʻi Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

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Complaints Against Member Institutions

Students and members of the public who desire to file a formal complaint related to noncompliance with accreditation standards may contact the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) directly. The commission can be contacted at: Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges; Western Association of Schools and Colleges; 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204; Novato, CA 94949; Telephone: (415) 506- 0234; Fax: (415) 506-0238.

Complaints Against the Commission

Individuals who wish to file a formal complaint to the Commission about the ACCJC should become familiar with the requirements for doing so prior to contacting the Commission.

Third Party Comments

A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies.

Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comments Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address.

The following Hawai'i Community College programs have additional accreditation, certification, or approval through their respective agencies:

Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts (CULN) Program

  • Accredited by the American Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095. To inquire about filing a complaint, call (904) 824-4468

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (NURS) Program

Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing (PRCN) Program

  • Approved by the Hawai'i State Board of Nursing, PVLD/DCCA, Attn: Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 3469, Honolulu, HI 96801. To inquire about filing a complaint, call (808) 587- 3295.

Hawai'i Community College Children's Center

Accreditation Liaison Officer

E. Kalani Flores